Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education (RISE, formerly PFI-UK & RISE and, prior to this, CEREPP) is committed to developing research and theory in social justice, equalities, diversities and education. Our mission is to develop major international and interdisciplinary research to further enrich and energize the research environment and community at the University of Roehampton. We aim to develop a strong institutional and national network of critical scholars, researchers and practitioners and to generate interdisciplinary research, impact and activities, building on critical, feminist and Freirean pedagogies, theories, methodologies, critiques and practices.


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Aims and contribution

RISE aims to produce interdisciplinary and participatory research methodologies to help challenge social inequalities in and through educational and other social spaces. Our collective commitment is to utilise research knowledge to develop impact and increase its reach and significance. We aim to shape the field of Education via provision of accessible and relevant research that facilitates the work of educationalists and policy makers in order to advance educational development and positive social change.
We also aim to provide a vibrant intellectual environment where ideas are generated and staff and students can advance their thinking and practice. The Research Centre offers an enriching and supportive community for postgraduate research students and provides opportunities for students and staff to present their work and receive formative and constructive feedback.

About us

RISE is directed by Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau, School of Education, University of Roehampton.

Research themes

RISE is structured across the following research themes through a dynamic research programme:

Doctoral study

RISE welcomes applications from prospective students who are interested in developing doctoral research in social justice and education. For further information please see here; and contact Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau.